Award Nomination 1: TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue has been nominated for an award by a Korean organization. The organization learned about him from tvN’s special about TNKR September 12, 2016. More details will follow after the organization announces the nominees publicly.
“It is an honor to be nominated. From what I have learned about the organization and previous award winners, I have no chance of winning,” Lartigue said. “But I will cheer on the winner and hope this nomination can motivate more people to get involved in practical ways to collaborate with North Korean refugees as they adjust to living outside of North Korea.”
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Award Nomination 2: We are surprised to update this so quickly. TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue has nominated for a second award. The organization found about TNKR from a news article. After doing research about TNKR, they concluded that he is a suitable nominee.
“I’m pleased to be nominated for only the second award the organization is handing out,” Lartigue said. “I kind of feel like LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Casey Lartigue have all been nominated as MVP of the NBA. That is, this is completely unexpected and it is unlikely my name will be called as the winner. If I do somehow win, I will be accept the award on behalf of the many volunteers who have given so much time and donors who have given money to build up TNKR.”